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  1. The Nation didn't mention the urine people had to endure while in the 4 hour plus line. No accountability but dangle 4 new counters in front of us and we beg for more. The problem is as I see it manning the counters you have. If they can't do an entry in one to two minutes shut the whole thing down. No flights in or out until they get the mess cleaned up. The staggering losses will get everyone's attention. I hope the quality tourists start wearing diapers so they don't have to urinate in a corner. It would be wise to sell them on every arriving flight at all the airports.
  2. Total BS. The General has taken on all problem and issues more directives than any junta leader in history. He includes orders covering girls twerking, flooding, suppression of free speech, only ugly woman should wear bikinis, using the cash on hand for expenses instead of borrowing, thought Thai should be the world's universal language, no perp walks, ordered planes, trains, submarines and armored personnel carriers and says the operation of Thailand is his alone. The General is where the buck stops. Remember the Coup a few ago. He is large and in charge. Deal with it. The situation at DM is outrageous And not one person believes the lies but what can you do? Coverup, malfeasance, incompetence, bad attitude, etc. it is on him. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Someone legitimately complains about something that is in the governments control and seemingly simple to fix so Steven100 asks why stay if you don't like it. Excellent assessment and solid advice from a veteran TV poster. I assume everything is perfect for you here, nothing needs to be changed and you've never had a problem with any aspect of Amazing Thailand. Good on you. What's a "whinge".
  4. I believe if we are going full Politically Correct here they should be referred to as Criminals of Color (CoC). Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Not ideal by any means but it is a start. I lived on Soi 5 a decade ago. Every 3 weeks back then Soi 3/1 would be raided and most in the area taken away by the BIB. They need to hit the area hard more often to clean up the lower Sukhumvit's "Little Africa" zone they have carved out to ply their crimes. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. Way overdue. There drug, prostitution and various other street businesses are out on the open. Not one of these people standing on lower Sukhumvit have a legitimate reason to be there. If they are not curtailed the problem will continue to grow. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  7. I cannot believe people on TV actually fall for this. Someone must have graduated from high school the equivalent? Two totally awesome fake news stories today. Three if the submarine story is also just in good humor. I do not want to see any Thai sailors drown in a cup of water due to bad maintenance. That's no joke.
  8. 90 Day Report

    Thanks.
  9. I will be on a trip out of Thailand on day 93 of my latest stay. Is there still a one week grace period for the required report or should I still do it before the 90 days pass?
  10. What I find interesting is that Thai Visa scooped almost every mention of this story in the English press. Nothing in the Post this morning. This smells. The usual online news is strangely quiet regarding this story.
  11. Nice minor victory for the consumer Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  12. Tragic. Too bad for the pilot, his or her family and the kids.
  13. My exchange with the the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission today. Also sent it to the Consumer Protection Commission Sent: December 27, 2016 12:21 PM To: '1200 Group' Subject: FW: Formal Complaint Against True Visions Group Company Limited Thank you for your prompt reply. On your advice I will wait until next week for the results of the commission meeting. If I find the terms satisfactory I will withdraw my formal complaint. Happy New Year. From: 1200 Group [mailto:1200@nbtc.go.th] Sent: December 27, 2016 12:12 PM To: Subject: RE: Formal Complaint Against True Visions Group Company Limited Dear Mr. TrueVisions would present a commission-approved compensation plan to customers on Tuesday. Please waitting for The result of NBTC's Committee Meeting and we will announce about remedial measures on broadcasting as soon as possible. Best Regarding, Call Center 1200 Data Operation Center Bureau The Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission Tel. : 1200 Fax : 1200 press 6 Address : 87 Phaholyothin Rd. Samsennai Phayathai Bangkok THAILAND 10400 Office Hours : Mon-Sat 08.00-21.00 Sun 09.30-16.30 To: "'1200 Group'" From: Date: 27/12/2016 11:51 Subject: RE: Formal Complaint Against True Visions Group Company Limited Dear Col Natee Sukonrat, Thank you for your quick reply. I understand that there may be some remedial measures for the True Vision customer however that is not my reason for contacting your office. I want to make sure True Visions Group is investigated for incompetence, unfair business practices and possible criminal negligence as it would apply to the cancelling of the all the HBO Channels and Cinemax. This is not an isolated incident. Several years ago True Visions did exactly the same illegal act by cancelling the ASN channel with absolutely no notice to subscribers. This effectively blocked consumers from American football from October through February. Again a couple of years ago True Visions lost the English Premier League games to CTH that threw soccer coverage into disarray for almost two years. These are not isolated incidents that should be allowed to be swept under the carpet only to occur again in a few short months. If not your commission who should I file a complaint with to try to stop this pattern of illegal activity by the True Visions Group? From: 1200 Group [mailto:1200@nbtc.go.th] Sent: December 27, 2016 11:28 AM To: Subject: Re: Formal Complaint Against True Visions Group Company Limited Dear Mr. Col Natee Sukonrat, chairman of the NBTC's broadcasting committee, said that The committee will ask its broadcasting consumers protection department to talk with the company about remedial measures for its customers, which may include allowing customers to change or cancel their subscription packages. NBTC will announce about remedial measures on broadcasting as soon as possible. Best regarding, Call Center 1200 Data Operation Center Bureau The Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission Tel. : 1200 Fax : 1200 press 6 Address : 87 Phaholyothin Rd. Samsennai Phayathai Bangkok THAILAND 10400 Office Hours : Mon-Sat 08.00-21.00 Date: 27/12/2016 11:06 Subject: Formal Complaint Against True Visions Group Company Limited To: Office Of The National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission This correspondence is to serve as a formal complaint citing The True Visions Group with violation of your rules regarding 30 day notification when a television channel is cancelled. Additionally, a second complaint citing unfair business practices for cheating subscribers of premium movie content, original programming while charging the highest cable and Satellite rates in the Kingdom. I have been with True Visions (or UBC) for more than 13 years. True Visions has consistently sold its premium packages touting HBO and Cinemax, with their outstanding award winning original programming, as the "BEST" available anywhere. True Visions also sell premium packages by offering same day broadcasts as the USA for some of the original programming content. As you read this complaint True Visions is advertising HBO as next year’s Academy Awards channel. How will True Visions provide subscribers with the Academy Awards, original programming such as Westworld, Game of Thrones, Divorce, Vice Principals and Veep? The list goes on and on. At the very least this debacle reeks of corporate incompetence boarding on criminal negligence. How long was NBTC kept in the dark about negotiations for the now cancelled HBO/Cinemax channels? As a premium content subscriber I read about this fiasco online as a rumor yesterday. Question need to be answered from the subscribers and the NBTC regarding good faith negotiations not readily apparent in this case. True Vision continues to cheat subscribers. I bring up the English Premier League True Visions/CTH chaos from just a couple of years ago. Who made money by failing to win the bid for EPL content? It was True Visions of course. Meanwhile your lack of intervention drove fans to illegal downloading of EPL games, illegal satellite services and exposed CTH as a company that could not provide promised services. Do not let True Visions walk all over the NBTC again. True Visions will continue with bait and switch tactics, negligence and/or criminal activities until such time the government steps in and puts a stop to these questionable business practices. This is just another True Visions embarrassment to the Kingdom of Thailand that should not be ignored yet again. Sincerely,
  14. So we can get some news, live sports (so far) and a couple of hundred channels. I don't want. How will TrueVisions provide us Game of Thrones, Westworld, Veep, Vice Principals, all HBO programming? Expect a huge price reduction. Right?
  15. I think The Nation attributed the quotes to the wrong publication. It should probably read "High Times" a famous magazine that follows all things ganja for over 50 years. That can be the only explanation for placing Thailand and higher education hub in the same article.
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